Here is what not to miss in #otc this week

(Sept 26-Oct 2)

16th Annual All American Dog Show
Saturday, Oct 1
4-7 p.m.
Bailey Rd Park Track & Field, 11536 Bailey Rd

Does your pooch have what takes? Our furry friends to strut their stuff and compete in the 16th Annual Great American Dog Show. Last year’s event drew more than 600 participants and 100 k-9 competitors.

Enter your dog(s) to win fantastic prizes in these categories: best dressed, best trick (amateur), best kisser, best puppy dog eyes, cutest puppy (less than 1 year old), best spots, most ear-resistible ears, best coat (natural), most unique tail, cutest senior (more than 7 years old), and all-American dog.

For $8 you can enter two contests, and additional contests for $1 each. Admission and parking are free for spectators. Send us your pics! Use the hastag: #otc #otcpups or email for a chance to be featured on OTC social media or on our OTSeen page.

May the best pups win!

Lunch in the Lot (Food Truck Wednesday)
Wednesday, Sept. 28
11-2 p.m.
Oak St Mill, 19725 Oak St

Each and every Wednesday, a different truck meets at Oak St. Mill to serve the tastiest culinary creations on 4-wheels to the OTC community. This week, come out and meet the folks at Lobster Dogs, a food truck making some waves in the scene. The crew specializes in fresh lobster, shrimp, and crab dogs. What’re those? In a word, delicious–fresh lobster, crab or shrimp served in a toasted split top bun, topped with lemon butter and seasonings.

If seafood isn’t your thing, try the loaded avocado, so very fresh and so very tasty!

Academy Nominated Film ‘Street Fight’
Friday and Saturday, Sept. 30-Oct. 1
5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 2
2:30 p.m.
The Warehouse Performing Arts Center, 9216 Westmoreland Rd

With a presidential election upon us and protests in the street behind us, the Warehouse Cinema’s choice to screen “Street Fight,” an Academy Award Nominated documentary by Charlotte Film Maker, Marshall Curry couldn’t be more timely.

Cory Booker’s fierce 2002 mayoral campaign in Newark, New Jersey wasn’t the only notable beef he has played out on the big screen. Booker once banned comedian Conan O’Brian from the Newark airport after O’Brian jokingly insulted the city of Newark. Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called for the feud to end during a prepared comedy bit.

Find out why the San Francisco Chronicle is saying this film, “should be required viewing before every election.” Tickets are less than $10 and include a complimentary beverage.

Check our events calendar for even more great local happenings – all of them fantastic opportunities to get out and enjoy your local arts and cultural destination, Old Town Cornelius.

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I live here in Old Town Cornelius and absolutely love our area's unique character. My life's calling is to work to bring art and culture to the forefront of everyday life. I work full-time for Bella Love, Inc and taking care of my adorable son, Kipton.